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10 Awesome Things To Do In Lockdown This Weekend

By Amanda Gunn
16th Sep 2021

This week is one filled with good food. From a new pizza shop, Negroni Cannolis, a high tea at home and even a documentary about The Donut King, we are showcasing the best of food and drink during lockdown. 

While we love a solid feed, we haven’t left out any of the other good stuff. Whether that is training for Melbourne’s Marathon or enjoying some art at home, here are 10 awesome things to do in Melbourne this weekend.

Bring On Spring! Workshop | National Portrait Gallery  

For a hands-on art and craft session with designer Kitiya Palaskas, join the Friday afternoon session. Come along with a bunch of coloured paper and other materials to create bright and colourful paper flowers.  Hosted by the National Portrait Gallery, they have provided templates on their website, but feel free to get creative and freestyle with your own designs. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Negroni Cannoli Kit

Negroni week isn’t over yet, so here is your chance to enjoy a Negroni and a Negroni flavoured Cannoli. In the kit from Co/lab Pantry, you are provided with all the ingredients to DIY and make a decadent Cannoli and drink to pair with it. A pretty good way to celebrate the end of the week, if you ask me.    

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

High Tea At Home

If you dream of brunching with your friends and live for a scrumptious high tea, Lancemore Hotel is bringing the royal high tea goodness to your home. In a range of different options from a three-tier feast of sandwiches, scones and cakes, to something a little more low key - there are options for the family options or a pair of two. Also, you can add a range of wines, sparklings and even cocktail mixes to your order to upgrade your tea to a boozy brunch. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times  
Where: At your home 
For more information, click here.

She-Oak And Sunlight Virtual Tour | NGV

The NGV has been bringing art to your home with virtual tours all lockdown. This week is no different and they have just kicked off their newest exhibition focusing on Australian Impressionism. The exhibit  features over 250 artworks from private and public collections including celebrated artworks from Tom Roberts, Fredrick McCubbin, Jane Sutherland and more. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Wednesday 15th September – Friday 31st December  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.​​

Matteo’s Pizza Launch Party

If you're like us and food gets you through the weekend—switch up a deli sanga for a pizza. Offering wood-fired pizza, porchetta rolls, beers and cocktails, this is the perfect way to boost your day. The good deals are in celebration of their Malvern store opening, following the success of the Highett location. 

THE DETAILS:

When: 12pm, Saturday 10 August
Where: 1344-1346 Malvern Road, Malvern 
For more information, click here.

Ross Gibson’s head_phone_film_poems

Gibson’s latest show is a collection of thirteen films that creatively mix material from online archives. This includes documents from the Australian Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), film material in the National Archives of Australia, crime photographs from the Justice and Police Museum Sydney and other phenomena. The unique exhibit featuring ‘readymade’ footage can be viewed on ACMI’s website. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Wednesday 15th September until Friday 1st October  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

National Cheeseburger Day

To celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on Saturday 18 September, Northside burger haunt Meat Frankie is coming together with neighbours 400 Gradi for a 155-cheese double cheeseburger. It's available 12pm until late on arguably the most important celebratory day of the year. Pre-orders are happening now so don't sleep on this one.

THE DETAILS:

When: 12pm until late, Saturday 18 September 
Where: Meat Frankie, 93 – 97 Lygon Street,  Brunswick East
For more information, click here.

Nike Training Guide  

The Melbourne Marathon postponed their event to their annual event to the 11-12th of December, so if you’ve picked up running in lockdown or are looking for something to get you moving, this is for you. The experts at Nike, who sponsor the event, have put together a collection of training guides suitable to any level. Now that the weather is clearing up, why not go for a run in the sunshine?    

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

The Donut King | ACMI 

Whether you love doughnuts or a great documentary, ACMI’s premiere of The Donut King is worth a watch. The film follows Ted Ngoy who fled the Cambodian war to America and began a series of doughnut shops upon his arrival. He provided sponsorships and work opportunities to other Cambodian refugees, however, he also faced several challenges throughout his career. If you are looking for something to watch with a glass of wine, Alice Gu’s documentary is fascinating and fundamentally heartbreaking.

THE DETAILS:

When: Thursday, 16 September until Wednesday, 13 October
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Royal Stacks At Good Times Milk Burger 

The Brunswick burger local is heading south and will be popping at the Bentleigh go-to destination Good Times Milk Bar this Saturday. The collab GTMB burger is a flavour stacked combination of beef patty, cheddar, Kransky sausage, onion rings, fried egg, with an espresso BBQ sauce and truffle-infused mayo. The one-day-only pop up will also feature Royal Stacks’s signature thick shakes, including their Tim Tam and Oreo biscuit chunk options. Pre-ordering is encouraged as this one’s likely to sell out quick. Head over here

THE DETAILS

When: 5pm until 9pm, Saturday 18 September
Where: Good Times Milk Bar, 83 Tucker Road, Bentleigh
To find out more, click here

Check out everything else happening in lockdown here.
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